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octahedrite

Syllabification: oc·ta·he·drite
Pronunciation: /ˌäktəˈhēdrīt
 
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Definition of octahedrite in English:

noun

1 another term for anatase.
2An iron meteorite containing plates of kamacite and taenite in an octahedral orientation.
Example sentences
  • The individual crystals of octahedrite are very minute.
  • The Gibeon meteorite is classified as a fine iron octahedrite type IVA.

Origin

early 19th century: from octahedron + -ite1.

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